Sunday, October 18, 2009

Kangaroos In October

Hard to believe we're half way through October. Looking at my calendar it can be down right frightening how quickly Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas creep up. My oldest son and his wife visited us for the day. They got married in May and bought a house in August. It seems like just yesterday he went off to college. Now he's married with a mortgage.

They drove up from Purdue University to get the last of our "old" furniture. They think it's like Christmas which just goes to prove that one man's trash is another man's treasure. We drove down there a few weeks ago to see their new home and I was very impressed with what they've done on a limited budget. It seems like everyone is on a limited budget these days which is why I've put new sale books on my site MyIdeaCenter. One of my favorite new books is called Transfers To Paint and has hundreds of great transfers you can paint or embroider on to shirts, vests, pants, totes and anything else you can imagine. For anyone who's making gifts this Christmas I think it's an invaluable resource.

If you're looking for great gift ideas but aren't sure you want to make them you should check out Annette Piper. She lives "Down-Under" and makes distinctive and unique jewelry at a great price. Her blog is always interesting and this week she talks about her family vacation where they'll be going to the beach and kangaroos play in their front yard. If you've never been to Australia and what to get a feel for life on the opposite side of the globe, make sure you read her posts.

I hope you have a safe and fun week.



  1. Thanks for the mention Nancy! There were indeed kangaroos on our front lawn each morning, and I even saw some on the beach just after dawn! Hubby had to wrangle with a joey the day we left as it was stuck in the backyard (it couldn't jump the fence it seemed) and its mother was getting tense!

  2. We were just at Purdue small veterinary clinic yesterday. Yes, kids grow up much too quickly. I am passing through via Creative Bloggers.